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Activity Blog

Speaker Crawford McIlveen

CrawfordMcIlveen-2565Club Rotarian Crawford McIlveen gave a most interesting 'My Job' address to the Club meeting Monday 22 July.

He gave a review of his work with part of Land and Property Services Agency (formerally Ordnance Survey NI) digitising NI mapping bringing it more accurately up to date. 


2013/14 Team

TheOfficers-2474The new Rotary year starting July 2013 heralds a new Club Team:

Immediate Past President - Alan Rundle
Vice President - Claire Savage
President - Ken Morrison
President Elect - Ronnie McLean
Hon Secretary - Rosemary Simpson
Hon Treasurer - Ivan McMinn

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Handover 2013

RBGCGeneralShot2-2483The Club handover meeting was held on July 1 2013 at the Royal Belfast Golf Club at the dinner on President Alan's President's Day.

Before handing over the Chain of Office President Alan welcomed all especially Rotaractors Laura and Joseph. He thanked the Club Council, Convenors, Vice President Ronnie McLean, Hon Secretary Rosemary Simpson, Hon Treasurer Ivan McMinn and all Club members who had given their support during the year.

He bestowed 2 Paul Harris Fellowships to Past Presidents Courtenay Thompson and Arthur Boyd and presented the Harry Corscadden Award to Hon Sec Ivan McMinn.

The full Handover report and Awards presented can be seen here.

An Outstanding Achievement Recognised

HCorscaddenAwardee-2488The Harry Corscadden Award for Outstanding Service to the Club 2013 has been awarded to Club Hon. Sec Ivan McMinn for his outstanding marathon run which has raised over £70,000 for Cancer Focus NI and SOS Bus NI.

It was presented by President Alan at the President's Day Dinner 1 July held at the Royal Belfast Golf Club. more here.

2 Paul Harris Fellowships Bestowed

PHFellows-2492At the President's Day dinner held at The Royal Belfast Golf Club. 1 July, President Alan, on behalf of the Club, bestowed 2 Paul Harris awards continuing the recognition of Past Presidents who have continued to significantly contribute to the work of the Club to Past Presidents Courtenay Thompson and Arthur Boyd.

The citation for Past President Courtenay was made by Past President Arthur Boyd and his citation was made by Past President Brian Clements highlighting in particular their work in Communications and International Service respectively.

A new Rotary year - Engage Rotary and Change Lives

2013-141 July 2013 sees the beginning of a new Rotary year with Club, District and International Presidents and Officers beginning their terms following the RI President's theme Engage Rotary, Change Lives.

Club President Ken Morrison received his Chain of Office at the handover meeting held at the Royal Belfast Golf Club (more here) and he hopes to lead the Club forward and increase membership.

Do you need a host Rotary Club in Belfast?

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The Rotary Club of Belfast would be delighted to act as a host Club for any Rotary Club or graduate student under the Rotary Foundation Grants Scholarship.

Club Assembly sets the scene for 2013/14 year

PEKenIntroducesConvenorPresident Elect Ken Morrison led a full and detailed presentation of the service programmes for the forthcoming year 2013/14 at the Club Assembly Thursday 6 June 2013.

Success for Appeal

IrwynMcKibbin800x650-515In 2011 the Club donated, through the Montgomery Bowl Fund, £1000 to Heartbeat NI towards its appeal for a MRI scanner for the Children’s Hospital.

Picture shows 2009/10 President Arthur Boyd presenting the cheque to Irwyn McKibben, Chairperson Heartbeat NI, July 2009.

Heartbeat NI is a Parent Support Group for families of children who have heart disease and they were trying to raise £1 million for an MRI Scanner for the Sick Children's Hospital at the Royal Hospital.

This target has now been achieved and the government will be matching these funds so the scanner has been ordered.


Club handover an exciting new facility against youth suicide, drug and solvent abuse

ChequeForFASA2-2443The Lord Mayor, Alderman Gavin Robinson, and Dame Mary Peters have launched, in the grounds of the City Hall, a new resource to help fight youth suicide, drug and solvent abuse. This exciting new venture has been facilitated by The Rotary Club of Belfast’s Centennial Project of donating to FASA (Forum for Action on Substance Abuse) a specially converted trailer for their work with the youth of Belfast.

Handing over the trailer to FASA, The Rotary Club of Belfast President Alan Rundle said that he was delighted that the Club was able to support, with the allocation of £25,000, this excellent and exciting venture and that the trailer was going to be put to such good use.

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